SES

  • Obama announces series of SES reforms

    During a meeting with thousands of federal managers today, President Barack Obama announced reforms to the Senior Executive Service. They include creating an SES advisory group, developing a leadership program for future career executives, and forming a new customer service awards program.

  • Jitinder Kohli, Director in Public Sector Practice, Deloitte

    President Barack Obama will have his first meeting Tuesday with more than 1,000 senior executives and other career federal managers. The President oversees a vast workforce that, according to surveys, is less than thrilled with federal service. Jitinder Kholi is a director in the public sector practice at Deloitte. He received a preview of what Obama will tell the senior managers, and shared his analysis of what to expect on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • White House to hold federal managers accountable for employee engagement

    Senior managers soon may have more to fret about when it’s time to discuss their performance with the boss: Are they engaging employees and creating inclusive work environments?

  • Former officials seek new course for SES

    Former government officials are diving into the debate over the future of the Senior Executive Service by drafting a blueprint for reform.

  • Merit Board upholds senior exec’s firing in VA scandal

    The Merit Systems Protection Board has affirmed the Veterans Affairs Department’s decision to ax James Talton, one of the first senior executives targeted under a new law that speeds up the removal process. Talton headed the Central Alabama Veterans Administration Healthcare System.

  • President invites entire Senior Executive Service for one-on-one meeting

    President Barack Obama issued an open invitation out to all of his senior managers for an exclusive meeting. Registration is open online and reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Q&A with OPM: Retirement, benefits and employee morale

    The Office of Personnel Management answers federal employees’ questions about phased retirement, diversity, recruitment and training, morale, pay, and more.

  • The end of FY 2014, SES reform, and more

    Tom Temin, anchor of the Federal Drive on Federal News Radio, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss a wide range issues including the end of the fiscal year, and a possible SES exodus. September 29, 2014

  • Continuing resolution heads to President Obama for signature

    The continuing resolution keeps government agencies open and funded until Dec. 11. At this point, Congress has not tried to use the legislation to block a 1 percent pay raise for federal employees in 2015.

  • The end of FY 2014, SES reform, and more

    Tom Temin, anchor of the Federal Drive on Federal News Radio, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss a wide range issues including the end of the fiscal year, and a possible SES exodus. September 8, 2014